Meet Your Designer Part II April 11 2010, 0 Comments

Meet Santina Cessor
Pezzo Bello Interiors
Interior Designer

What inspires you most about spring and summer?

All the beautiful colors!! I am so energized about the pastels this season. Soft silvers pale pinks, light browns and vibrant turquoise. Fabulous!!

What is your signature color?

My signature color is without doubt red. Red is rich, seductive and confident all at once. It is a color that makes an entrance and speaks without words.

When did you know you wanted to be a designer?

My mother turned me on to design when I was younger. Then in high school a work colleague told me she was studying Interior Design at Park University and she told me all about the program. I was immediately intrigued, and it all worked out from there.

What techniques do you use to uncover your clients individuality?

First, I like to walk the clients home to get a good idea of their taste. After a brief tour the client and I sit down and begin answering the Pezzo Bello Interiors questionnaire. After the client has answered the questions, I have a better understanding for their needs and wants. These questions are a great starting point. However, it is the conversations that follow this questionnaire that uncover the clients individuality. Usually, there is an a’ha moment in which the client gets energized, and this is when I know we have discovered their individuality.

If you could only pick one word to describe your design style, what would it be?


Where is your favorite place to brainstorm ideas and concepts?

I enjoy brainstorming in a quiet room of my own, filled with photographs, textiles and drawings. Concentration is major for me.

If you could design any one famous persons home, who would it be and why?

Bette Midler, mostly because of her eccentric personality. I can only imagine how dramatically entertaining the entire design process would be. I enjoy customers that keep me on my toes, and want to experience it all!!